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September 17, 2014

*Notice* Springwater Trail Closures 10/6-10/10

Portland General Electric (PGE) will be closing four sections of the Springwater Corridor Trail from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. October 6 through October 10. These […]

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Optimizing Efficiency Through Bikes and Software

It’s not everyday that a software company is mistaken for a bike store, but that’s precisely what happened at Jama Software, where a passerby saw their […]

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Salmonberry Corridor to the Coast

86 mile trail to the...

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Inspiration of the Day: Information is Motivation!

  Photo courtesy of Standing Stone Brewing, follow them on Twitter.   Having trouble motivating your team to bike to work or even just to log […]

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September 16, 2014

Before Summer is Over

Late summer bike antics, by ORbike...

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Cycle Oregon Video + Photo Album

The Magnificent Seven, aka Cycle Oregon 2014. One part rock concert, three parts bike ride. Photos and...

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Daimler: Biking Bigger Than Their Own Trucks

Daimler Trucks of North America, one of the leading trucking companies in the country, is not exactly where you’d expect to find a committed group of […]

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Conquering the Bike Commute Challenge

Five tips for commuting to...

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Week Two Prize Winners

It’s halfway through this year’s Bike Commute Challenge and more than 8,000 riders have logged over 470,000 miles of bike commutes. Do you have coworkers that haven’t […]

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Riding in the Rain: How to Keep Yourself & Your Stuff Dry on a Wet Commute

The sunny, warm weather may have dulled your memory of months of rainy bike commutes. Alas, the rain will return, and when it does, so does […]

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Vote for the 2014 Bike Commute Challenge Team Captain of the Year!

Do you have the most awesome Bike Commute Challenge Team Captain? Vote for them to win our Team Captain of the Year award! We all know Challenge Team […]

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Inspiration of the Day: By the Moonlight

Photo courtesy of Juliane Fry There’s nothing quite as spectacular as biking across one of Portland’s (or any other town’s) lovely bridges at night with the moon […]

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September 15, 2014

Why Use a Pannier?

How to carry what you carry? Though options abound, the pannier is always a good...

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Upcoming Rides

It's currently 89 degrees and sunny. Summer is definitely not...

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What’s happening on North Williams?!

Big changes are coming soon to a major bike route in Portland. We’ve had more than a few people ask, “What’s happening on North Williams?!” Here […]

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Are You Feeling Lucky? Enter to Win a Cielo by Chris King & River City Bicycles

Cielo by Chris King and River City Bicycles teamed up for an offer that’s too good to refuse: a chance to win your very own (complete) […]

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Inspiration of the Day: Bikes and Bridges

Photo courtesy of PDX Transportation, follow on Twitter. Look at all these beautiful bicycle commuters! We’re sorry your ride was held up by the Hawthorne Bridge […]

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September 14, 2014

Are You Commute Committed? Be Entered to Win a REN Cycles Bike When Your Commute Rate is 100% in the Bike Commute Challenge

This Bike Commute Challenge, we’re upping the ante. Every Bike Commute Challenge participant who has a 100% commute rate through the bikecommutechallenge.com website will automatically be […]

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September 05, 2014

Cycle Oregon – Here we Come!

Watch out, rural Oregon: ORbike is coming your...

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September 04, 2014

More Than the Streets

"I ride so the next generation of kids can...

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September 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Biking Past 50

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.9MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Ann Morrow, Jerry Smith and S. Brian Willson about the joys and challenges of riding past age fifty. Ann is the president of the Portland Wheelman Touring Club and is host of the cable TV show Cycology Today (viewed on NWbicyclesafetycouncil.org.) Jerry is also an active member […]

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Pumpkins Mark the Way on This Fall Ride

Ease into fall with a lovely cruise through the Washington County...

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September 02, 2014

Clocking Some Miles

This smooth ride features a stop at a floating bar for drinks and snacks....

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August 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: PBOT Leadership

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Christopher and Jocelyn talk with Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat, and newly hired Active Transportation Division Manager Margi Bradwell, about PBOT funding, budgets, workplans and transformation to get to Vision Zero.

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August 05, 2014

Policymaker’s Ride Recap

Last Friday, Chris Smith and myself joined approximately 150 fellow riders on Cycle Oregon’s 10th annual Policymaker’s Ride. Other participants of the ride ran the entire spectrum of invested parties from the Mayor & his wife to city council members to health professionals and more. Indianapolis’ mayor Greg Ballard participated at the invitation from Portland […]

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July 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Bikepacking

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn discuss using your bike to get away from civilization with Maria Schur, Donnie Kolb and Jay Petervary.

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June 05, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Writers

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.4MB) Tori and new hosts Jocelyn Gaudi and Christopher DeLaney talk with three cycling authors to discuss their books and their writing: Ellee Thalheimer – Cycling Sojourner: Washington Evan Schneider – Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac Christine Bruce – This Road Continues One Block North

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May 24, 2014

Mapping Bikes

PSU Transportation Seminar: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning? Speaker: Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho Topics: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This presentation is a showcase of various GIS tools developed for bicycle network analysis and […]

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May 08, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Aftermass

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.8MB) Tori, Alon and new host Jocelyn Gaudi speak with Joe Biel and Sara Stout, discussing bicycle advocacy and bike fun in the context of the Critical Mass movement. Joe’s documentary “Aftermass” about Critical Mass in Portland (and its demise) will screen in Portland on May 23rd.

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May 04, 2014

A Portland Plan Take on the Twenties Bikeway

There’s a great deal of controversy around the question of whether or not parking removal on NE/SE 28th Ave should be part of the solution for the 20s bikeway. At the moment PBOT is leaning toward not removing parking, which means no dedicated bikeway in this section of the project (roughly between Oregon and Stark […]

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April 26, 2014

How Well Do Protected Bike Lanes Work?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Speaker: Professor’s Chris Monsere and Jennifer Dill, Portland State University Topics: Highlights from the Green Lane: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Protected Cycling Facilities When: Friday, May 2, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Cycling is on the rise across the U.S. and its popularity has grown beyond the usual […]

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April 21, 2014

Realizing a Dream, if Only for a Day

I’ve been a member of City Club for years (more than two decades actually) and a few years ago I mounted a small campaign to get them to put pressure on the Sentinel Hotel, where they meet for their Friday Forums (then known as the Governor Hotel), to add some quality bicycle parking (there are […]

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